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Seonjeongneung

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Samseongdong / COEX
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Address: 1, Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06153, South Korea
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Several burial mounds of two kings and a queen of the Joseon era.Quite scenic and worth the walk. Located in Gangnam.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Ben Lomond, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Several burial mounds of two kings and a queen of the Joseon era.Quite scenic and worth the walk. Located in Gangnam.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We wanted to go already for some time, but the tombs are a bit far from our usual hangout places in Seoul. Despite that, the tombs are easily accessible either by subway (Seolleung station - both yellow and green lines) or bus. There's a KRW 1000 entrance fee, and the whole complex is secluded. It feels like an island of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

This is worth the 1000 Won (less than $1) to go in and walk around. It's lovely, even in winter, and there are nice trails to walk around the burial mounds. There's a video to watch (with English explanations) that was very helpful in understanding how the mounds are made and how it all works, so be sure to stop... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Being in winter month, I enjoyed the cool air, peace and quiet in this heritage site. But other than that, there's nothing much to see. Admittedly, entrance fee is cheap at 1,000won. The museum on the right of the entrance is worth a visit before you start touring the grounds as it give you insight to the complicated architectural foundation... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Out of respect the tombs are fenced off/ closed off from the public, but if you feel like going for a bit of a walk in the park for 1000won and you have time to spare go for it. Otherwise the brochure itself will give you better photos than you can take in real life. If you have other items... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

DATE VISITED: November 15, 2014 PROS: Went here for a check, but somehow enjoyed my walk. The people running this place were very friendly & helpful. Some locals went here for a walk and jog. Cool place for a visit. CONS: This should've been free for public. Just like Bongeunsa Temple which is free to the public. LOCATION: 5/5 PRICE:... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

It is quite interesting tha King Sungjong was really hot man. He worked very hard to manage the nation in day time, but enjoyed night time entertainment very much with his brother. I think he really enjoyed his life. The places around the tomb is currently also famous for enjoyable entertainments~ ^^ Is it a round wheel of history? However,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Another UNESCO World Heritage site in Seoul. Well worth a visit; and photo op. Also, just a nice park to stroll around on good weather day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Seonjeongneung tombs were easy to find from the metro station. A small entrance fee gets you into the site where the tombs are, tall buildings surround the park and it is so peacefull, a great escape from the busy city. You can't get too close to the tombs but you can see the statues that are on top of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when I made the journey via subway from Euljiro 1ga to this World Heritage listed site but was incredibly glad I made the trip. There are three royal tombs here and each one allows you to appreciate a different aspect of these massive structures. The sheer size of the earthen burial mounds and the... More 

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Samseongdong / COEX
A large business hub, Samseongdong is anchored by Korea’s World Trade Center, where many important business exhibitions and meetings are held. The enormous COEX mall sprawls underground, providing a myriad of things to do and see, including a large aquarium and movie theater. For a bit of peace and zen, head over to the ornate Bongeunsa Temple which is one of Korea’s most important places of worship. Or take a stroll nearby through the tranquil royal burial grounds of Seonjeongneung, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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